The hand versus the machine

We've been thinking about fabrication a lot this month because it's the topic of our Delve Event on January 24th. We decided to take a look around our own homes and see how we integrate the handmade versus the machine made in our household goods. Below are some examples from my (Sara's) apartment.

Machine printed curtain pattern

Machine printed curtain pattern

Handmade woven rag rug.  This was made by a North Carolina man in his 80s. He sits on his porch weaving rag rugs and sells them at the local farmers market.

Handmade woven rag rug.  This was made by a North Carolina man in his 80s. He sits on his porch weaving rag rugs and sells them at the local farmers market.

Machine made chair upholstery and handmade pillow. The chair was from my grandparents' house and I like to imagine my grandmother picking out the fabric to match the things in her living room, and I made the pillow from an old piece of fabric I found where I really liked the botanical print.

Machine made chair upholstery and handmade pillow. The chair was from my grandparents' house and I like to imagine my grandmother picking out the fabric to match the things in her living room, and I made the pillow from an old piece of fabric I found where I really liked the botanical print.

machine made duvet cover and handmade silkscreened pillow by AU RETOUR, a company started by a grad school friend

machine made duvet cover and handmade silkscreened pillow by AU RETOUR, a company started by a grad school friend

machine embroidered curtain

machine embroidered curtain

This is a card that my aunt made–she does calligraphy... And the pot is the one piece I was excited about having made in my college ceramics class

This is a card that my aunt made–she does calligraphy... And the pot is the one piece I was excited about having made in my college ceramics class

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